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Development of an Acoustic Emission Model for Adhesive Wear

Acoustic emission (AE) can be an effective condition monitoring technique for studying different types of wear in tribosystems. In the present paper, a theoretical model is developed in order to correlate acoustic emissions to adhesive wear. According to the model, the characteristics of AE (energy and VRMS) are under the influence of mechanical properties of the mating surfaces (sliding velocity and contact load, supported by surface asperities). By means of the AE technique, this model can be used as a theoretical basis for further analytical and/or experimental investigations in the field of condition monitoring of tribosystems.


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